On Wednesday June 30, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology will host a policy discussion on ethical and regulatory issues raised by the introduction of genetically modified animals. The discussion will look at ethical arguments for and against genetically modified animals including animal welfare concerns.
United Poultry Concerns President Dr. Karen Davis will attend and speak out at the meeting along with UPC Consultants and Internet Researchers Mary Finelli, former editor of Farmed Animal Watch, and Pattrice Jones, co-director of the Eastern Shore Sanctuary & Education Center ( www.bravebirds.org ).
.In September 2002, Pattrice Jones represented United Poultry Concerns at the Pew/FDA symposiums on "food" animal biotechnology in Dallas, Texas, where she was on hand to collect information and, most importantly, to speak up for the animals, because genetic engineering and cloning of farmed animals involve extreme and perverse cruelty to animals and because their only purpose is higher profits for agribusiness and pharmaceutical corporations.
For information on the use of birds in biotechnology, click on http://upc-online.org/genetic/
To learn more about Wednesday's meeting, click on http://pewagbiotech.org/events/0630/